Vancouver Area Night Markets: Richmond, North Vancouver, Surrey

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Under colourful flags and strings of lanterns swaying in the warm summer air at twilight, fried fare, exotic delicacies, and cheap merchandise can be found at a number of local night markets. They’re as famous for their unique foods-on-sticks and entertainment as they are for their lively ambiance and people watching. Here is a list of Vancouver area night markets that you can look forward to this season:

Richmond Night Market
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International Summer Night Market Richmond

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Location: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond (behind Home Depot)
Dates/Hours: April 29 to September 11, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays 7:00pm to 12:00am; Sundays 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Admission & Details: Free admission. Market-goers can expect to taste dishes from around the globe with the multitude of food and beverage booths on display, as well as shop for unique knick knacks, exclusive local merchandise, and enjoy diverse entertainment every night.

Richmond Night Market

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Location: 8351 River Road, Richmond
Dates/Hours: May 12 to October 10, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays 7:00pm to 12:00am; Sundays & Holidays 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Admission & Details: $3.25, free for children 10 and under, free for seniors 60+. $20 Zoom Passes are available for up to 7 visits. The biggest night market in North America will be delivering big family fun with a dinosaur theme this year. The international food fair has over a hundred vendors with over five hundred food items from all over the world. Enjoy the new Magical Dino Park, live entertainment and more.

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Shipyards Night Market North Vancouver

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Location: Shipbuilders’ Square, Wallace Mews Rd, North Vancouver
Dates/Hours: May 6 to September 30, 2016
Fridays from 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Admission & Details: Free admission. Fresh food, locally made products, musicians, art and entertainment. On the Shipbuilders’ Stage there is live music until 10:00pm, showcasing talent from all over BC. You will find 100+ vendors selling fresh food, locally made products, a beer garden serving local craft beer and cider as well as Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea. You must me 19+ to enter the beer garden.

Surrey Night Market

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Location: Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds, 17726 62 Ave, Surrey
Dates/Hours: June 3 to August 14, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays 6:00pm to 11:00pm, Sundays 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Admission & Details: $2.00 for adults, $1 for children ages 3-10. Sample a wide variety of foods, services and goods, and enjoy performances by local entertainers, rides for kids, door prizes, free parking in designated areas.

All admission prices are as listed at time of publishing. All are subject to change.

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  1. VickTuesday, June 21st, 2016 — 9:42am PDT

    The two Richmond night markets are always family favourites. There’s so much great food stands we can’t decide where to start! Great post 🙂

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